Fresh Spring Menu: Easy Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Trimmings
Upgrade your recipe collection this season with a tasty spring menu. Get your servings of vegetables in a hearty beef and veggie stew, or a plate of savory sautéed green beans. Toss a classic Caesar salad with homemade dressing. For dessert, try this refreshing fruit salad drizzled with a honey and ale vinaigrette!
Slow Cooker Spring Beef & Vegetable Stew
Who says that beef stew is only for winter meals? This hearty stew is simple to put together in your slow cooker. It is a comforting blend of tender beef chunks, tomatoes, carrots, peas, and egg noodles, swimming in a flavorful broth. Serve it hot with a loaf of crunchy French bread.
Sautéed Green Beans
Forget the limp, soggy variety from a can! Help your family fall in love with green beans again with this easy dish! Sautee fresh string beans with a dash of olive oil, earthy garlic, and a little salt and pepper. That’s it! The beans stay vibrantly green, with a tender crunch that will win you over! It is an ideal way to use the produce from your garden.
Caesar Salad With Homemade Dressing
It is easy to elevate your dinner with a sophisticated Caesar salad. This recipe features classic ingredients of crisp romaine lettuce and freshly-shredded Parmesan – but instead of the usual bottled dressing, try this yummy homemade version with eggs, anchovies, and aromatic spices. Top it with spicy croutons you make from a fresh French baguette.
Spring Fruit Salad
Fruit salad is a delicious way to finish a meal. For this eye-catching recipe, arrange the fruit and berries in rows, and top them with slivered almonds and mint. Drizzle the salad with a delectable homemade vinaigrette that is made with honey and a kiss of ale. Make some extra vinaigrette to keep in the fridge! It will last about seven days.
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